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The 30 Best Rowing Coaches of All Time, Part 1

ROWING is a sport heavily steeped in history. It can boast some of the longest running traditions in contemporary sport, from the Doggett’s Coat & Badge, to Henley Royal Regatta, to the Boat Races of both the Oxford and Cambridge variety as well as that between Harvard and Yale. Learning from the best has always been one of our top priorities here on RR, and so here we look back at our picks for the Top 30 Rowing Coaches of All Time, in hopes of both appreciating those that have gone before as well as the excellence of our contemporaries.

As with all ranking systems, it's not perfect, but it's a start—and the hope is that it will generate discussion not only about the past, but also about the future of our sport as we move further into the 21st century.

Also note: There are regrettably few women in this list, but that is a reflection of a general, historical and present underrepresentation of women in the head coaching ranks in our sport—and indeed (as has been well docume…

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